Street Scene by Robert Doisneau Île Saint-Louis Paris

The photography of Robert Doisneau captures Paris better than any other photographer I think. I always have a browse through his photos before any trip to Paris and this one of the young girl and the carpenter I have always loved. I wanted to find the spot where it was taken and I traced itContinue reading “Street Scene by Robert Doisneau Île Saint-Louis Paris”

Authentic Paris at Polidor Restaurant ENJOY MY PARIS BOOK TODAY and imagine a Paris lunch once again

The Cremerie was exactly what is suggest in Paris. It sold butter and milk and other dairy products but quite often they had tables set out. Customers could enjoy a Plat du jour and a carafe of wine. Most often the tables were occupied by the same people each day as they were very much the local restaurant of people nearby. The food was cheap and very authentic to Paris and the time period.

Artists Impression of the Paris Islands for my French Travel Books

A lovely watercolour artwork from an original idea by my book illustrator – so looking forward to being back on an island cafe. I do love to mix up my illustrations in my French travel books with photography and some original artwork. I think an artists impression allows your imagination to take you into theContinue reading “Artists Impression of the Paris Islands for my French Travel Books”

Is Paris more Beautiful in the Rain?

This feels like a good subject to ponder as publish my new book about Paris although I have a feeling I will be writing more about Paris in the future – the story is not fully told nor has it ended. At the end of ‘Midnight in Paris’ Gil and his new love Gabrielle head off to a new beginning and they walk across the Seine on Pont Alexandre III unconcerned by the falling rain, in fact to them ‘Paris is more beautiful in the rain’. Whether Hemingway ever shared the same romantic vision of Paris we do not know though somehow I doubt that he did.

In search of Hemingway Midnight in Paris Restaurant La Maison de Verlaine

Writing about Paris throws up too many ideas and most of them are very personal and I wonder does anyone want to read such personal memoirs. Which brings me to Hemingway and the Woody Allen film ‘Midnight in Paris’ which is basically a Paris travel advertisement ( and no less enjoyable for that) based on Hemingway’s book ‘A Moveable Feast’. We watched the film again for about the fiftieth time over Christmas. Hemingway’s book is a memoir of his time in Paris in the 1920’s with his first wife Hadley and their young son.

Le Reminet Restaurant Paris France a perfect Parisien lunch

The Cremerie was exactly what is suggest in Paris. It sold butter and milk and other dairy products but quite often they had tables set out. Customers could enjoy a Plat du jour and a carafe of wine. Most often the tables were occupied by the same people each day as they were very much the local restaurant of people nearby. The food was cheap and very authentic to Paris and the time period.

A quiet corner for a fine lunch Le Reminet Restaurant Paris France

The Cremerie was exactly what is suggest in Paris. It sold butter and milk and other dairy products but quite often they had tables set out. Customers could enjoy a Plat du jour and a carafe of wine. Most often the tables were occupied by the same people each day as they were very much the local restaurant of people nearby. The food was cheap and very authentic to Paris and the time period.

Authentic Paris at Polidor Restaurant ENJOY MY PARIS BOOK TODAY and imagine a Paris lunch once again

The Cremerie was exactly what is suggest in Paris. It sold butter and milk and other dairy products but quite often they had tables set out. Customers could enjoy a Plat du jour and a carafe of wine. Most often the tables were occupied by the same people each day as they were very much the local restaurant of people nearby. The food was cheap and very authentic to Paris and the time period.

A Poignant Pause for Thought in my French Travel Writing

My father was 15 on VE Day 1945 and because of his age he had not fought in World War 2. His father, my Grandfather, also was just too young to have fought in World War 1. However an uncle of my Grandfather died at the Somme and another uncle died in an army trainingContinue reading “A Poignant Pause for Thought in my French Travel Writing”